Resting cranes at Totalreservat Wanninchen

Brandenburg  >  Germany

During migration in spring and autmn, this is one of the largest and most southern Common Crane resting spots in Germany.

Added* by Alexander Müller
Most recent update 31 May 2023


You can explore the area by foot or watch the birds from an observation tower. Besides Common Crane you can watch al lot of different geese coming in for resting and a lot of other waterbirds like different types of ducks etc.



You can get there by car, at the Sielmann Natur-Erlebniszentrum you find a parking place, from there you can explore the area by foot or bicycle.

Terrain and Habitat

Plain , Lake , Mud flats , Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Dunes


Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

During migration the Sielmanns Natur-Erlebniszentrum offers so called Kranichsafaries (Cranesafaries) where you can get closer to the birds. Also they offer some events where you get the chance to watch them fly in in the evening together with other birders. Have a drink and chat. Just check the homepage www.wanninchen-online.de for additional Information.

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